Wyoming Fatal Bus Accident Statistics

Wyoming Fatal Bus Accident Statistics

Wyoming reported 28 fatalities involving large trucks and buses for 2015. While this is a low number compared to some other states, it provides the state with an extremely high fatality rate per one million persons. In fact, Wyoming has one of the highest rates in the country at 37.54 for 2015 as compared to the national average of 11.19. This number is also a significant increase from 2010, which reported 33.71.

For the year, there were 22 fatal crashes in Wyoming involving 38 large vehicles. This number is down slightly from the last two years. Out of this total, only five were single-vehicle crashes. The others included multiple vehicles. This information comes from a report by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

A bus is defined as a vehicle that has the capability of carrying more than eight passengers and a driver. This may include transport and city buses along with school buses and van-buses. Almost twice as many buses are on the roadways today than what was registered in 1975. In that year, there were just over 462,000 buses, but the number increased to over 872,000 in 2014. However, the roads have become safer because the fatality rate per million miles driven has dropped in that same time from 5.75 to 1.77.

Over half of the counties in Wyoming have reported at least one death involving large vehicles for 2015. None of them had more than five deaths. For instance, in the northern part of the state, Big Horn reported one fatality while Sheridan County had two for the year. Johnson County also had two for 2015. Carbon County, located in the southern half of the state, had one death, which was a dramatic decline from six reported in 2014. Albany County reported three, which was up from two for the prior year.

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